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ALL helps keep abortion illegal in Colombia

American Life League played a key role in a recent ruling that will protect the lives of countless preborn children in Colombia. "It is fair to say that ALL and other international pro-life organizations successfully prevented the 'Roe v. Wade' of Colombia from taking effect," said Gualberto Garcia-Jones, director of legislative affairs for American Life League. "Despite the best efforts of numerous American pro-abortion groups, the killing of children through abortion is illegal in Colombia."

American Life League and Human Life International took on this fight when it was discovered that many pro-abortion organizations were aiming to overturn the current Colombian law, which protects preborn babies in the womb. The Center for Reproductive Rights, International Planned Parenthood Federation, the Allan Guttmacher Institute, Human Rights Watch, and "Catholics" for a Free Choice are just a few of the American groups that were working to overturn the law and decriminalize abortion in Colombia.

"This was truly a case of David vs. Goliath," said Garcia-Jones. "These organizations had been actively involved in this case for months and many had filed briefs with the Constitutional Court of Colombia. Thankfully, their efforts were fruitless."

Thanks to the countless efforts of pro-lifers, the Constitutional Court of Colombia declared this past Thursday that the attempt to legalize abortion in Colombia had failed. American Life League's contributions were cited by Marta De Rueda, coordinator of foreign pro-life efforts, as being crucial in the present victory of life over the multitude of international forces arrayed against Colombian law.

"The bottom line is, the killing of innocent children through abortion remains a crime in Colombia, just as it should be across the world," said Garcia-Jones. "American Life League is ecstatic to have contributed to this victory of life over death in Colombia's Constitutional Court and we look forward to continue the fight against the international abortion lobby."

Release issued: 9 Dec 05